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Gossip Wolf: Coffin Pricks come together

A new punk band from members of Circus Lupus, Cavity, and Daylight Robbery. Plus: Gatekeeper plan their debut LP, Very Truly Yours side project Tiny Fireflies releases an EP, and more

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There's a brand spankin' new group in town called Coffin Pricks, and it's made up of three great rock dudes: vocalist Chris Thomson (Circus Lupus, Monorchid, Red Eyed Legends), guitarist and bassist Ryan Weinstein (Cavity, Maximum Wage), and drummer Jeff Rice (Daylight Robbery). A couple weeks back the band hunkered down with local producer Mike Lust at his studio, Phantom Manor, to record some ripping punk jams. Though they have yet to sign with a label, the Pricks promise they'll have a sweet MySpace page up soon. Curious parties should head to Thomson's SoundCloud (bit.ly/cp-cr), where he's posted two of the tunes—"Group Home Haircut" and "Brilliant Boris." Play 'em on repeat before the band's first show, Fri 8/19 at Quenchers.

Formerly local darkwave dance duo Gatekeeper—they decamped for Brooklyn last summer—finally have a full-length in the works, and it's set to come out early next year. They tell Gossip Wolf that things will kick into high gear once they wrap up their first national tour, which swings by the Empty Bottle on Fri 7/29. Shit's about to get real twerky, if the band's new gear is any indication: "We just got a TB-303!"

On Mon 8/1, dreamy twee-pop duo Tiny Fireflies—aka Kristine Capua and Lisle Mitnik, better known as members of local indie-pop band Very Truly Yours—will release the Change EP on Spanish label Little Treasure. They'll mark the occasion with a trip to merry olde England to play an oh-so-twee fest called Indietracks on Fri 7/30. Local fans can take comfort in knowing the band will be back in town in time for a record-release show at the Bottle on Wed 8/10; it's free with an RSVP to rsvp@emptybottle.com.

This Wolf's personal portraitist, Keith Herzik, is selling his art at the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival this weekend, so go get your paws on an original drawing of your favorite Dumpster diver! —Jessica Hopper and J.R. Nelson

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